The University of Lynchburg’s Cybersecurity Certificate program provides students with the skills necessary to become a cybersecurity analyst or consultant. The certificate requires the completion of four, three-credit-hour courses or modules. Coaching and exam opportunities can be tailored to individual needs.
This program is designed to meet the needs of:
- Students with a degree in a nontechnical field seeking to gain the skills necessary to become a cybersecurity analyst or consultant.
- Prior completion of a bachelor’s degree.
Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to:
- Administer IT systems.
- Apply security and forensic policies to IT systems.
- Apply and administer virtualization, distributed computing, kernel modules, databases, services, and libraries.
- Apply “best practices” to establish and implement system/network policies and procedures.
- Monitor system and network behavior and detect and diagnose anomalies related to security exploits.
- Understand and comply with laws and ethical codes that are relevant to system/network administration.
- Apply contemporary computer forensics tools to analyze and extract information from a computer system as part of a system incident response.
- Assess risks and vulnerabilities to the system/network and develop contingency plans for security incident mitigation.
- Detect defects in software that expose the system to attack.
- Develop administration-related scripts, set up integrated development environments (IDEs), and administer configuration management systems.
David Murphy, PhD, CPA
Professor of Accounting
Director of the Master of Business Administration Program